Category Archives: Uncategorized

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 8/6-8/12

Posted on by .

I had a lovely week of going absolutely nowhere, except; to the barn, the grocery store, the gym, and the taco shop. This week I will be venturing out of the house for a show but the rest of the time you can probably find me hiding inside where I can find air conditioning and pass out after being out in this stupid weather.

 

Monday: The Havnauts @ Casbah at 9pm

Tuesday: Toto @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Them Evils, Desert Suns @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm

Wednesday: Shooter Jennings @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Taken By Canadians @ Music Box at 7pm
AND: Jesse Marchant @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Zac Clark @ Casbah at 9:30pm

Thursday: Matthew Logan Vasquez, Taken By Canadians @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Ace Frehley @ Belly Up at 8pm

Friday: Aloe Blacc @ Del Mar Racetrack at 7pm
AND: Willie Nelson & Family, Alison Krauss @ Humphrey’s at 7:30pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9:30pm

Saturday: The Struts, Meg Myers, Moon Taxi @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre at 7pm
AND: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas at 9pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10pm

Sunday: Shawn Colvin @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Redwood Revue @ Loews Coronado Bay Resort at 7pm

 

Keep in Mind:
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 17th- Snow Patrol @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal
August 21st- Jack White @ Viejas Arena
August 22nd- Gavin DeGraw, Phillip Phillips @ Humphreys
August 25th- Punch Brothers @ Observatory North Park
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 1st- The Smashing Pumpkins @ Viejas Arena
September 5th- Leon Bridges @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
September 14th-16th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 19th- The Neighbourhood @ Observatory North Park
September 21st- Honne @ Observatory North Park
September 21st- Thrice @ House of Blues
September 22nd- The Beach Boys @ Humphreys
September 23rd- J. Roddy Walston & The Business
September 23rd- Florence + The Machine @ Viejas Arena
September 23rd- Greta Van Fleet, Dorothy @ Observatory North Park
September 24th- Liz Phair @ Belly Up
September 25th- Boy George and Culture Club @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
September 26th- Ben Howard @ Cal Coast Credit Union
October 2nd- Ghostland Observatory @ Music Box
October 3rd- Courtney Barnett @ Observatory North Park
October 5th- Interpol @ Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheatre
October 5th- America @ Humphreys
October 6th- The B-52s @ Humphreys
October 15th- Alkaline Trio @ House of Blues
October 15th- Hozier @ Observatory North Park
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center
October 20th- Allen Stone @ Humphreys
October 21st- Alex Clare @ Music Box
October 27th- BØRNS @ Observatory North Park
October 30th- BØRNS @ Observatory North Park
November 9th- The Record Company @ House of Blues
November 15th- Kodaline @ House of Blues
February 16th- Panic! at the Disco @ Viejas Arena

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 7/2-7/8

Posted on by .

I had a pretty action-packed week filled with both The Fray at the Del Mar Fair and The Milk Carton Kids at the Belly Up and topped up with a horse show in which I took 3rd! I’m looking forward to a more relaxing week before I take off to the east coast for what promises to be an awesome trip, topped off with Comic-Con upon my return. Music is a little light this holiday week, which makes me feel better about

 

Monday: John Snodgrass & Buddies @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Reyno @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Taken By Canadians, The Night Howls, The Paragraphs, Creature & The Woods, Shane Hall, @ Midnight Jack Brewing Company at 3pm

Wednesday: Tehila Duo @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday:

Friday: The Donkeys @ The Casbah at 9pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9:30pm

Saturday: Vance Joy @ Harrah’s Resort So Cal at 7:30pm
AND: The Donkeys @ The Casbah at 9pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10pm

Sunday: Petal + Camp Cope
AND: The Jacks, The Frets @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Tehila Duo @ Tin Roof at 8pm

 

Keep in Mind:

July 10th Counting Crows, LIVE @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 11th- Bob Schneider @ Belly Up
July 16th- Billy Bob Thorton @ Belly Up
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 18th- Toad & The Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up
July 19th- Paramore, Foster The People @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 19th- Toad & The Wet Sprocket @ Belly Up
July 20th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Humphreys
July 20th- Dennis Quaid & The Sharks @ Belly Up
July 21st- Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 3rd- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons @ Humphreys
August 11th- Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 21st- Jack White @ Viejas Arena
August 25th- Punch Brothers @ Observatory North Park
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 1st- The Smashing Pumpkins @ Viejas Arena
September 5th- Leon Bridges @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
September 14th-16th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 23rd- J. Roddy Walston & The Business
September 24th- Liz Phair @ Belly Up
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center
October 27th- BØRNS @ Observatory North Park
October 30th- BØRNS @ Observatory North Park

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 6/18-6/24

Posted on by .

Well, I made it out to see The Calling with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages! It was a fun but small show. I’m glad I went as I never saw them play before as a band, I’d only seen Alex Band play once in LA. This week see the last ever Warped Tour and a few other treats. Let’s see what’s going on…

 

Monday:

Tuesday: The Get Up Kids @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Stars @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Men I Trust @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Thursday: Flor @ Music Box at 8pm
AND: Bent Knee, Gatherers @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Friday: Warped Tour (The Last One Ever!) @ SDCCU Parking Lot at 11am
AND: Dirty Sweet @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Dead Feather Moon @ Belly Up at 9pm
AND: Weathers @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: Belle & Sebastian @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Emo Night Brooklyn @ House of Blues at 8:30pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9:30pm

Saturday: Armors @ Space at 8:30pm
AND: Trampled By Turtles, Deer Tick @ Humphreys at 7pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10pm

Sunday: Shakey Graves, Lauren Ruth Ward @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Jara @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: The Johnny Tarr Quartet @ Sycamore Den at 8pm

 

Keep in Mind:

June 25th- Violent Femmes @ Humphreys
June 27th- The Fray @ Del Mar Fair
June 29th- The Milk Carton Kids @ Belly Up
June 30th- Magic Giant, Young Rising Sons @ Belly Up
June 30th- Switchfoot Broam feat: Switchfoot, Colony House, Sure Sure @ Moonlight Beach
July 10th Counting Crows, LIVE @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 19th- Paramore, Foster The People @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 20th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Humphreys
July 21st- Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 3rd- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons @ Humphreys
August 11th- Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 21st- Jack White @ Viejas Arena
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 1st- The Smashing Pumpkins @ Viejas Arena
September 5th- Leon Bridges @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
September 14th-16th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center
October 27th- BØRNS @ Observatory North Park
October 30th- BØRNS @ Observatory North Park

 

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 5/7-5/13

Posted on by .

No music for me this past week. It was mainly spent finalizing travel plans, working, a work party, and the weekend passed in a hot blur with the exception of brunch on Sunday with friends and an equestrian event on Saturday night. I’m not really sure what my plans are for this week. I honestly think I’m getting ready for Bottelrock later this month, quickly followed by Pink and The Struts. But let’s see what we have going on this week…

 

Monday: Loud @ feat: Alice Merton @ SDCCU Sound Space at 2pm
AND: Sunny Sweeny, Ward Davis, Tennesse Jet @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: K. Flay @ Observatory North Park at 8:30pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Dessa, MONAKR @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Rogue Wave @ Belly Up at 8pm

Wednesday: Katelyn Tarver, Elza @ Soda Bar at 8:30pm
AND: Afghan Whigs, Built to Spill @ Observatory North Park at 8pm

Thursday: George Ezra @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT

Friday: Echosmith, The Score @ Music Box at 8:30pm
AND: The Midnight Pine, Jake Najor and the Moment of Truth, Stephen El Rey @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9:30pm
AND: Sparta @ Soda Bar at 10pm – SOLD OUT

Saturday: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Observatory North Park at 7pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Frenship @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite @ Belly Up at 9pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 10pm

Sunday: An Acoustic Evening with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends @ Humphreys at 7pm
AND: Franz Ferdinand @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT

 

Keep in Mind:

May 14th- Red Wanting Blue @ House of Blues
May 18th- Emo Nite Brooklyn @ House of Blues
May 19th- MGMT @ San Diego Civic Theatre
May 22nd- The Head and The Heart @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
May 25th- Hawthrone Heights @ House of Blues
May 28th- Pink @ Valley View Casino Center
May 29th- SUR @Casbah
June 6th- The Kooks @ Observatory North Park
June 12th- JD McPherson @ Belly Up
June 13th- The Calling @ Belly Up
June 22nd- Warped Tour (The Last One Ever!) @ SDCCU Parking Lot
June 23rd- Trampled By Turtles @ Humphreys
June 23rd- Armors @ Space
June 25th- Violent Femmes @ Humphreys
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 19th- Paramore, Foster The People @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 20th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Humphreys
July 21st- Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 11th- Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 4/30-5/6

Posted on by .

It was a rather exhausting week and although I missed Adams Ave Unplugged, I did make it to Pour House to see Creature & The Woods. It was a fun night and I’m especially glad the show was at 8pm. I’m getting ready for the craziness of May and stuff but I’m really starting to appreciate my calendar app for keeping myself organized. It’s a crazy busy world these days.

 

Monday: Jenny Don’t and The Spurs @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: Mainland @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Wednesday: Arctic Monkeys @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Layne, LoveGlow, Jara @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Lo Moon @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Sure Sure, Fashion Jackson @ House of Blues Voodoo Room at 8pm
AND: The Likes of Us @ Tin Roof at 7pm
AND: Riley Biederer @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday: Arctic Monkeys @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: King Tuff @ Casbah at 9pm

Friday: The Fratellis @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Tyson Motsenbocker @ House of Blues at 7pm
AND: Of Montreal @ Soma at 7pm

Saturday: Bishop Briggs, Matt Maeson @ Observatory North Park at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Wild Child @ Casbah at 9pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Charlotte Cardin @ Soda Bar at 9pm
AND: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers @ Belly Up at 9pm

Sunday:

 

Keep in Mind:

May 8th- K. Flay @ Observatory North Park
May 12th- Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Observatory North Park
May 13th- Franz Ferdinand @ Observatory North Park
May 13th- Andrew McMahon @ Humphreys
May 14th- Red Wanting Blue @ House of Blues
May 18th- Emo Nite Brooklyn @ House of Blues
May 19th- MGMT @ San Diego Civic Theatre
May 22nd- The Head and The Heart @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
May 25th- Hawthrone Heights @ House of Blues
May 28th- Pink @ Valley View Casino Center
May 29th- SUR @Casbah
June 6th- The Kooks @ Observatory North Park
June 12th- JD McPherson @ Belly Up
June 13th- The Calling @ Belly Up
June 22nd- Warped Tour (The Last One Ever!) @ SDCCU Parking Lot
June 23rd- Trampled By Turtles @ Humphreys
June 23rd- Armors @ Space
June 25th- Violent Femmes @ Humphreys
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 19th- Paramore, Foster The People @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 20th- Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Humphreys
July 21st- Thirty Seconds to Mars @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 11th- Weezer/Pixies @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 16th- Brandi Carlile @ Humphreys
August 31st- Evanescence & Lindsey Stirling @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 17th- System of a Down @ Valley View Casino Center

Amanda’s SD Concert Calendar 6/12-6/19

Posted on by .

This past week has had me out at shows three nights in a row! Needless to say, I’m pretty tired. I had the double header of Mrs. Henry at Pourhouse on Friday and Saturday followed by the totally awesome lineup at SPF 949 on Sunday. It was a pretty blissful weekend.

This week I’m heading to Dover for the Firefly Festival so you get an extra day as I’ll be on a plane home come Monday. I’m super excited because this is my first time at this festival and the lineup has so so much to offer. I don’t know how I’m going to deal with it. I’m curious how it will compare with Bottlerock, because that was an amazing time.

I’m bummed to be missing so much awesome stuff this week! Go enjoy it for me, yeah?

 

Monday: The Redlands @ Tin Roof at 9pm
AND: VHS Collection @ Soda Bar at 9pm

Tuesday: North Mississippi Allstars @ Belly Up at 7:30pm

Wednesday: The Record Company @ Belly Up at 8pm – SOLD OUT
AND: Circa Waves, Dreamers @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Collective Soul @ SD County Fair at 7:30pm
AND: The Whiskey Circle @ The Merrow at 9pm
AND: Shane Hall Trio @ Tin Roof at 8pm

Thursday: Reeve Carney @ Casbah at 9pm
AND: Erika Davies & The Men @ Sycamore Den at 8pm

Friday: Coriander @ Tin Roof at 9pm
AND: Geena Fontanella @ Lestats at 9pm

Saturday: Bad Suns @ Observatory North Park at 8pm
AND: Curtis Peoples @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: SayWeCanFly @ House of Blues at 8pm
AND Pine Mountain Logs @ Belly Up at 9pm

Sunday: Boston, Joan Jett @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre at 7pm
AND: Ariel Levine @ Sycamore Den at 7pm
AND: Fashion Jackson @ Lestats at 8pm
AND: Revival of the Singer Songwriter @ Belly Up at 7pm

Monday: Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up at 8pm
AND: Lauren Leigh and Sam @ Tin Roof at 8pm

 

Keep In Mind:
June 20th- Donovan Frankenreiter @ Belly Up
June 23rd- The Mowgli’s @ Music Box
June 24th- Switchfoot Bro-Am @ Moonlight Beach
July 17th- Chris Isaak @ Humphreys
July 21st- Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
July 22nd- Michelle Branch @ Music Box
July 28th- Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
July 30th- Jared & The Mill @ Blonde Bar
August 1st- AFI, Circa Survive @Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 1st- Avi Buffalo @ Blonde Bar
August 5th- Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
August 6th- Ed Sheeran, James Blunt @ Valley View Casino Center
August 11th- Betty Who @ Observatory North Park
August 11th- Incubus, Jimmy Eat World @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
August 12th- Hans Zimmer Live @ Viejas Arena
August 20th- New Politics @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
August 24th- Young The Giant, Cold War Kids @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 29th- Kaleo @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
August 29th- Cheap Trick, Foreigner @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 1st- OneRepublic @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 12th- Goo Goo Dolls @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theater
September 13th- Green Day @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
September 15th-17th- Kaaboo @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
September 21st- Fleet Foxes @ Observatory North Park
September 28th- Imagine Dragons, K. Flay @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 1st- The Shins, Spoon @ Cal Coast Credit Open Air Theatre
October 5th- Father John Misty @ Observatory North Park
October 6th- Father John Misty @ Observatory North Park
October 6th- Depeche Mode @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
October 7th- Janet Jackson @ Valley View Casino Center
October 8th- Coldplay @ Qualcomm Stadium
November 15th- Fall Out Boy @ Viejas Arena

Listen To This! 01/27/17

Posted on by .

Here’s what I’ve been into lately…

 

Album: The KinModern Primitive

One of my faves released a long-awaited album today. I’ve been listening all day, enjoying songs, a good mix of power and beauty, old and new, modern and primitive(?).  I keep trying to pick a favorite song, but every time I think I’ve settled on one, the next song will come on and I’ll change my mind.  Certainly a record I’d recommend digging into.

 

Video: Arkivist – “Burnout”

If you want a band to follow from the early stages, check out Arkivist. The recently relocated to LA trio already are developing a definitive style that is very much their own. Their music speaks both to the more intellectual-minded as well as to those appreciative of the more baser notions of rhythm and melody.

 

Show: Zane Carney at The El Rey

I’ve been to several shows in the past couple of weeks, but this one…this one holds a very special place in my heart. Guitar maestro, Zane Carney, with his backing band (composed, in part, of LMN Band Love Carney) took the audience through a musical journey, rocking and rolling through the best of Zane’s ever growing (and improving) catalog of songs. The journey climaxed with a rendition of “Helter Skelter” that was pretty much an out of body experience. Hopefully his new music will be released soon, but until then, you simply must take every opportunity to see Zane Carey live (I’d post a video, but it wouldn’t do the experience justice).

 

SXSW Watch: Middle Kids

I’m making my way through the list of SXSW artists and Middle Kids were one to really catch my ear. This three-piece from Australia has an EP coming out Feb. 17th and will be at The Echo Feb. 25th.  Mark your calendars!

 

~ Kristen